You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Ms. Savakis from Chicago IL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Please Help Make Real World Experiences Come to Life!

My students need a chick hatching set. this will allow them to get a real wild experience on living things and life cycles.

  • $922 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The school that I work at is a public school with about 800 students enrolled. 0ver 50% of our students are English Language Learners. About 80% of the students are low income and about 10% are special education.

I teach a first grade classroom.

About 80% of the students are low income and 75% are English language learners. I also have a special education inclusion student. About 1/3 of the students are below grade level. Then, I have a couple of students that are very high and the rest are on level. Every morning, all of the students walk into my classroom eager and ready to learn.

My Project

My Project

My first grade students love learning about living things and different life cycles.

They love visual and hands on activities. This Incubator Kit and habitats will allow my students to have daily interactions with eggs, chickens, butterflies and tadpoles. With these materials from the kit, we will be able to become real scientists everyday; writing down what They see, remaking hypotheses, collecting daily data and recording observations.

These Kits will allow my students the opportunity to witness firsthand the life cycle of a chicken, butterfly, and frog.

My first grade scientists will learn so much through this activity. This will give them opportunities they may never experience. Please help make real experiences come to life in our classroom. It’s important that we receive these materials soon to make it happen.

Ms. Savakis
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

44 donors44 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Savakis is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
INCUBATOR MAXI II ADV CLASS PACK • Frey Scientific $551.96 1 $551.96
BUTTERFLY PAVILION W/PREPAID LM CD FROM MF • Frey Scientific $46.61 1 $46.61
SCIENCE GROW A FROG KIT • Frey Scientific $33.56 1 $33.56
CHICK LIFE CYCLE EXPLORATION SET - SET • Frey Scientific $31.22 1 $31.22

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


39 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2517403],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3033107,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":2,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":28,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Savakis","authorIds":{"2517403":{"owner":"Ms. Savakis","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":0.9988504278962831,"proposalsOnPage":[3033107],"proposalHash":"-2130556045","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20472988,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTE2MDE0Nw==","NTE2MDY4OA==","NTExMzUzNg==","MTYxNDkyMA==","NTEwOTQ4MQ==","NTE2MDA4Mw==","NTExOTA1MQ==","NTE2MDMzNg==","NTE2MDEwOA==","MjUxNzQwMw==","NTE2MDE3Mw==","NTE2MDE3MA==","NTE2MDU2MQ==","NTE2MDU4NQ==","NTE2MDczOA==","NTE2MDY3Ng==","NTE2MDc0NQ==","NTE2MDcyOQ==","NTEzNDg2Mw==","NTA4NjkxOQ==","MTg1OTQ1MA==","NTEwOTA0NA==","NTE2MDUxOA==","NTE2MDYzMQ==","NTEzNzUxNQ==","NTE1NTQyOQ==","NTE2MDE4Mg==","Mjc2NDg3Mw==","NTEzODIzNw==","MjI4OTQzOQ==","NTEwOTM1NQ==","NTEyMDY5NQ==","NTE2MDY4OQ==","NTExOTM1Ng==","NTE2MDYzMg==","NTExOTE5Nw==","NTE2MDcxOA==","NTExMDcyMw==","NTE2MDMxOA==","MTgwNTczNQ=="],"teacherId":2517403,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}